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  FOX    News at 5pm  

    March 3, 2014
    5:00 - 6:01pm PST  

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there. >> reporter: the rain is falling and it has been a steady light rain and the last thing you want is something like this to come crashing down on you, your house and your car. i can't put my arms around it. stuff like this has been keeping tree trimmers and highway patrol officers busy all day. >> this was the scene this afternoon. drivers had to turn around because of a large tree down on the road. at&t crews were working on the road to restore service after the tree pulled down power lines. the california highway patrol wants you to call 911 if a tree is blocking a roadway. even with light rain trees are weakened from the drought and the weight of rain water in the branches could be enough to cause them to topple. >> good idea to visually inspect your trees.
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especially when you have big trees. >> reporter: these workers are removing trees as part of a widening project in petaluma but the same principal applies. this 200-year-old tree was taken out last week. older and diseased trees are more susceptible to fall down. >> determine if the tree is stable or not stable. see if there is a bulge in the root system and that would indicate the tree on the way over -- tree is on the way over. >> reporter: something else to look for is mushrooms or other fungi that might be collecting around the base of the tree, that could be a sign the tree is getting weak. the california highway patrol said if you drive into a flood area and get stuck that could get a ticket for that and the price varies on the
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jurisdiction. live in petaluma, ken wayne, ktvu channel 2 news. new details in the case of a 14-year-old girl who was hit and killed by a train. we are learning more before the train hit. jenna betti was on the tracks with her girlfriend before the train hit her and tonight her boyfriend is posting about their last moments together. ktvu's ann rubin is in martinez. the community is devastated. >> reporter: that's right. authorities wanted to clear up one aspect of the investigation. they said there has been speculation about a vacuum created by the train that drew the teen towards it. that was not the case. they say the crew members watched as two teens ran from the tracks and one ran back on. >> reporter: students wore pink in her honor, it was jenna betti's favorite color, they hoped it would help them.
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>> everyone was crying. depressing. >> how is this real? how did this happen? we haven't eveb processed it yesterday -- even processed it yet. >> reporter: jenna betti was hit and killed by a passing train. it appears she was meeting her boyfriend on the tracts, both ran as the train approached but she went back for her cell phone according to her mother, her boyfriend describes the final moments he says me smiled at each other and kissed me and then we heard honking. school officials described jenna betti as well liked, a good tonight and excellent athlete -- student and excellent athlete. >> always had a smile. >> counselors were on hand and students were given the opportunity to write out their feelings during class. jenna betti will be missed. >> it was depressing. knowing she is gone. hard to believe she gone.
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>> reporter: the investigation into the accident is ongoing. authorities continue oo speak with the witness and -- to speak with the wins and the crew. -- with the wins and the crew -- with the witness and the crew, ann rubin, ktvu channel 2 news. . happening now, emergency crews in the east bay working to fix a broken water main. news chopper 2 is over the area in concord where the pipe broke. the water main break was around 3:00 p.m. the water correct says water service -- district says water service is not effected. the road could be shut down for 10 hours while repairs are being done. new developments on a proposal to regulate ecigarettes. ktvu's david stevenson is live now in the city tonight to explain the plan which would
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limit where smokers can light up. >> reporter: right now in san francisco only a hand full of places like at&t, sfo and hospitals restrict ecigarettes. >> reporter: they love them. >> the perception that i get from what i hear, they are healthier. >> reporter: he wants san francisco to join other cities that restrict where users can light up. >> it is about the health of our children and our communities. >> reporter: they emit vapor, not smoke and ston has no are -- and ston huzzaings -- san francisco has no restrictions. sales were expected to hit 2 billion in 2013. the health effects are unclear but san francisco's ordinance would restrict to curb sides or
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15 feet from a doorway. some smokers are crying foul. >> i don't think it is fair. i can't understand restricting cigarette smoke because it is second hand smoke but esigs are water vapor. >> reporter: he heads the center for tobacco control research. he >> we passed a law in 1983, it was a huge fight, the tobacco companies spent a million dollars trying to repeal it. >> reporter: we reached out to the three major company for comment but got no response. at 6:00 p.m. how the proposal will help kids from smoking ecigarettes. david stevenson, ktvu channel 2 news. >> what are ecigarettes? strong cigarettes -- electronic cigarettes. it is liquid so it could be
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inhailed. the vapor usually contains nicotine. although they don't involve smoke they can still cause lung damage. . new information about the investigation into the attack of a woman. there has now been an arrest. police say the 57-year-old cindy lynn burleigh has admitted she attacked her mother yesterday with a hammer. she was taken into custody after a s.w.a.t. team surrounded the house. police say she faces several charges, including attempted murder and elder abuse. her mother suffered several skull fractures and listed in critical condition. four-year-old girl is also in critical condition after a head on crash in fremont and making matters worse police think her mother was driving
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under the influence when she drifted into traffic and hit a car head on. the mother is also in critical condition. police say the girl was in a car seat but it was not properly installed. >> it does not look like a car seat was belted into the car. you got a child in the seat flying around the inside of the car when it crashed. >> the driver of the other car suffered serious injuries but they are not considered to be life threatening. police say he also may have been driving under the influence. if you are not sure whether your child's seat is properly installed you can get help from the chp. they have technicians. to learn more go to www.ktvu.com. conflict in ukraine is on the brink of a global crisis. president obama demanded a peaceful solution. tonight the report, russian forces are still oping crimea. >> russia is on the wrong side. >> the united states and its
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allies are ujing russia -- urging russia to respect ukraine's serve aty. -- sovereignty. the threat of war between the two nations grows. >> if they continue on the current trajectory they are on, that we are examining a series of steps, economic, diplomatic. >> reporter: president obama called russian president vladimir putin saturday but it did little to ease tensions. the u.s. it looking into options to hold russia accountable. >> military action cannot be justified on the basis of threats that haven't been made and aren't being carried out. >> reporter: some believe the administration is partially at fault for the unrest in ukraine. >> this is the result of
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effectless foreign policy where nobody believes in america's strength anymore. >> reporter: secretary of state john kerry traveled to ukraine tuesday meet with members of the government and to show support for the ukrainian people. fox news. the markets had their worst day in a month. the dow is down 153 to 16,168. the nasdaq is down 30 at 4,277. the s&p is down 13 to 1,845. the crisis in ukraine is also effecting oil prices. even without a shot fired crude oil prices are rising. >> now the markets are already reacting and we are seeing oil prices go up, that translates to 5 cents a gallon at the pumps. >> magnesium pressure on pump prices, any war would be host tool your 400 -- hostile to
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your 401(k). . he says he spotted a prowler in his backyard. >> i wasn't scared. >> how that led to a mile long chase on foot and the way it all ended. >> a woman hit and killed in the crosswalk. the reason neighbors say this intersection is so unsafe they avoid it. >> the 49ers sadeium will be ready for the super bowl -- stadium will be ready for the super bowl, but how about restaurants? we will tell you what officials are doing to get ready for the game. [ sports announcer ] here's another one, alyson dudek.
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hales corners, wisconsin. nice pass by alyson dudek. can she hang on to that spot? and she does! [ male announcer ] with the u-verse wireless receiver,
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around the stadium won't have all of the new hotels and restaurants ready to accommodate the super bowl crowds. ktvu's robert handa is here with more on this. robert? >> the race is on. levi stadium will be ready for the super bowl but the development around the stadium will not. a late rally will be needed, involving joe montana. >> the 49ers stadium helped bring the super bowl to santa clara but they want to akeep the party here -- to keep the party here. they watched the team play the ravens and stayed at a hotel near the stadium. >> being that close and being with all the other fans is the whole thing. >> reporter: they won't have the two main develop projects ready by the super bowl, the main project by related california includes a hotel,
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restaurants and a store and it will be built on a golf course across the street. and while officials would have liked the tax revenue, that was not the plan. >> no. we never had those scheduled to be ready by super bowl because of the environmental process of building on a landfill. >> reporter: officials dispute reports that say project led by joe montana will not be ready by the super bowl, the city is trying to get his project of two hotels and a restaurant opened by 2016 for the $3.5 million in tax revenue and to use the fame keep the -- fame to keep the coastativity -- the festivities close. >> if it were open in time for the super bowl the lines would be very long and lot of people excited to get inside. . >> reporter: officials say even
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though san francisco is the host city other cities will benefit and they expect to finalize the deal within the next two months. robert handa, ktvu channel 2 news. >> we took a tour of the stadium, looking inside the team's locker room, walking on the field and checking out the coolers for beer there at the stadium. watch our tour on www.ktvu.com. documents providing information about the brutal killing of a 15-year-old san jose boy. he was stabbed to death in november 2009. prosecutors say two of his classmates confessed to killing him. the classmates now 20 years old set out to kill him and he told investigators his religion allowed him to kill. the documents show he killed two animals. the men are tride separately.
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-- tried separately. car play for drivers. car play gives iphone users a safer to use their phones while driving. maps, make phone calls, lizzen to music and -- listen toic. theyplan to offer it in the future. a snowy start to the week, a winter storm hammers the area. the capital building. all you can see is the american flag blowing. all federal offices were closed today and people are warned to stay off the roads because icy conditions created treacherous driving conditions. one reporter in philadelphia found that out first hand. watch this. well, okay, thought it was going a happen. there it is. right there.
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fox 29 good day philadelphia reporter in new jersey this morning. he got too close to the snowplow. the spray from the wheels covered him. he was not injured. when you see the snowplows they just come by. >> she okay and his photograph -- he is okay and his photographer got the worse of it. now to our chief meteorologist -- >> they just started going. on the golden gate bridge, let's look at live storm tracker 2. you see the system coming in. it is not a massive rain producer. could see a half inch in oakland and san francisco. not bad. good storm. not like last week or the week before that. it is wet out there and on the afternoon commute. you know what that does, make as mess of the commute. you can see the bay bridge right here. wet weather by the toll plaza.
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just getting reports of berkeley, emeryville, 7th street, rain showers hit the ground. orinda, dry. same in san jose. no reports of hitting the ground yet. the atmosphere is moistening up. next 30 minutes or so, showers will commence for most locations. stay with us. the high temperatures today in the 60s. current temperatures with the cloud cover in the 60s. warm weather system. so there will be more rain and it is just kind of a sub tropical than cold one. slight chance of rein tomorrow morning. morning commute should be -- rain tomorrow morning, morning commute should be dry. rainfall totals with this, pretty good, not bad. we could see quarter inch to 3/4 inch through tomorrow morning. and then north bay hills an inch of rain. not massive but not bad. what we need.
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one behind this as well. good news. this system rolls in wednesday night into thursday and that might bring us another half inch of rain if we are lucky. cute models at 7:00 p.m -- cute models at 7:00 p.m -- computer models at 7:00 p.m. san mateo north. sprinkles down here. that is the next system. northernly system as well. 9:00 p.m. tapers off. by midnight it is going away. morning commute, there it is. clears out. sun comes out. there is your afternoon. few showers. mission peak few sprinkles. highs tomorrow, with the sun coming out, upper 60s. well, mid-60s. 66 san jose. 66 amorgan hill. -- morgan hill. over night lows in the 50. cloud cover keeps us warmer. there is your tomorrow.
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wednesday night. wednesday night into thursday morning. right in here. this area here. wednesday night, thursday morning. something late sunday. this is not bad. two weather systems that will have an impact on us. thursday morning commute might be dicey as well. right now, rain on the afternoon commute. never a good thing. rain just happening, moving on show. going to be with us through commute. >> typical forecast. >> yeah. looks like winter again. >> thank you. coming up here, the driver who thought he hit a bird but once he stopped he realized it was worse. >> the new question as deadly crash is raising -- questions a deadly crash is raising. i am julie haener. >> and i am frank somerville. >> a grass roots appeal to serve and protect. only on 2, how police hope more home grown officers can turn the tied against crime.
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also the bridge is open for traffic but the state needs to sign on the dotted line. the list of thousands of finishing touches the eastern span of the bay bridge needs before that could happen. these stories and much more coming up new at 6:00 p.m. same with aladdin. aladdin became the biggest in bail by treating people right. no one has lower prices, is faster or more professional than aladdin. that's why more people turn to aladdin than anyone. aladdin bail bonds. bigger because we're better.
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police say there has been no sign of an at risk 93-year- old man who disappeared while driving home in the rain. robert davis was last seen wednesday night after he had
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dinner. afterwards he never arrived at the retirement community where he lived for the past 10 years. his family fears he may have become lost wile driving in the -- while driving in the rain. new legislation aimed at respecting the wishes of translender people after death. -- transgender people after death. >> gives additional guidance for the authorities that create the documents and it would not have a significant impact. >> the legislation was inspired by a san francisco artist who was transgender. he died in 2012 but his death certificate did not reflect he was a transgender male. >> very painful and difficult for family member, friends. and to the community in
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general. it can be painful and stigmatizing to see someone not reflected as their self. >> it makes it so death certificates for transgender people who changed their gender would match that gender identity. supporters say the respect after death act is needed to show members of the community their wishes will be respected after they die. more churches in california are welcoming openly gay members. more than 800 churches in california affirm and support gay members. that is an increase of 50% since 2005. among california cities berkeley is home to the most gay affirming churches. a state senator accused of corruption take as leave of absence and now -- takes a leave of absence and now other
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are considering taking more action. >> i am noelle walker, why people who live near this crosswalk avoid using it. we get to the end of the day dinner'and i am toast. suit. in fact, we've had toast for dinner. but tonight i nailed it. kfc family feast. 9 pieces any recipe, 3 large sides, 6 biscuits, $19.99. do not give up on dinner. ♪
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complete bay area news coverage continues right now, this is ktvu channel 2 news at 5:00 p.m. storm tracker 2 is heating
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up, rain showing up on the radar and the commute pretty bad -- commute is pretty bad. our chief meteorologist bill martin with the conditions. >> all about the commute. this is not real heavy rain, it is on the afternoon commute and we are getting slow traffic and reports of heavy rain in marin county. a few reports out in this area. fairfax, heavy rain coming down and those yellows representing that. marin county gets heavy rain on these systems. in san francisco as well, you have rain falling on the great highway, on the bay bridge. all the bridges are pretty much wet except the dumbarton. and san jose right now, running dry as well. a look at the roadways. live cameras. got wet on this one. just, 30 minutes ago, it wasn't but now it is wet on the roads.
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slow traffic. next camera. east and you have wet on the roads as well. antioch area. highway 4. the afternoon commute, not a big storm. the winds aren't howling. not real heavy rain but slowing things up. when i come back, we will push it into the future, there is more rain tonight and another one in the five-day forecast. see you back here. we have developing news now. we are getting information a transgender student was attacked in a school bath room. the teen was leaving the boy's bath room when he was confronted by three boys. they pushed time hin a -- him stein a stall and -- him into a install and assaulted him. no one is in custody and police say they are trying to identify the suspects. we have a crew on the way to talk to investigators and we will have more on the 10:00
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p.m. news. new details after a woman and hit and killed by a car in fremont while crossing the street. the driver thought it was a bird but when he pulled over he saw the body in the road. this isn't the first time a serious accident happened at that intersection. police are looking into the safety of the that interception. ktvu's noelle walker is live and is speaking with upset neighbors. >> reporter: this is the sidewalk where the accident happened this morning. you can see it spans a very busy 4 lane street. the people said they avoid crossing here out of fear of what happened to that woman this morning could happen to them. >> reporter: people who live near washington and olive describe it like a race way.
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>> scary. cratey. they go -- crazy. they go fast. >> reporter: before 6:00 a.m. this morning a driver struck and killed a woman in the crosswalk. the driver pulled over and called 911. he told police he never saw the woman. >> when he felt the impact he thought it was an animal or a bird that he hit. >> announcer: is the first deadly pedestrian accident this year but not the first for this crosswalk. in 2001 another woman was hit and killed in this same spot. she won't cross the street in front of her house. >> i go up to the signal. >> reporter: rather than in front of your -- >> yeah. >> reporter: there are signs warning of a crosswalk ahead but it is not visible. a blind curve before the crosswalk has residents wondering if safety improvements are needed. >> maybe they need to put flashing lights.
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>> we have more injury collisions and more fatal collisions than we do homicides. last spring they made traffic safety a priority. identifying 17 locations in the city. today's accident location is not on the list of problems, but police say the safety of this isn't section will be -- intersectionings will be a conversation -- intersection they will have today. police say no one has come forward to report anyone missing. the driver did stop and cooperating with police but if investigators find he is at fault he could face criminal charges. nowell w -- noelle walker, ktvu channel 2 news. single engine plane crashed today. it went down this afternoon in the rugged area 6 miles short of the airport. according to the sheriff's department a man and woman were
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on board. their names have not been released. the faa says the plane was coming from nana. the faa and the national transportation safety board are investigating. burlingame is undergoing a face lift but some are saying it is disrupting traffic. ktvu's cristina rendon is live with why the situation could be considered a triple whammy. >> that's right. just across the street business is doing fine but you can see construction is underway. there is not a lot of foot traffic. not too many places to park and businesses say they won't see the light at the end of the tunnel. it is the street scape improvement problem to revitalize downtown and atract more shoppers. -- attract more shoppers. business owners didn't realize how bad it would be. take a walk down the sidewalk, some of the stores closed or
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they are thinking about closing. some others reduced the hours they are open and a cafe owner and another told me said their revenue has been slowly declining. they are now seeing a 50% hits in business -- hit in business. >> you realize, you know, it is dead, there is no foot traffic. you know, you can't advertise and people that come in say there is nowhere to park. >> reporter: a spokesperson for the project said they are aware of the concerns and they are working with them to do whatever they can. they say the project is on schedule and will be completed by the end of august. cristina rendon, ktvu channel 2 news. a homeowner thinks he spots a burglar but he didn't give up. he talks to ktvu about he managed to catch the man and keep him till officers arrive. >> students in san francisco
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take a stand against the number of deadly accidents involving pedestrians. how they are helping each other get to school safely. >> and machines that help newborns sleep may be damaging their hearing, how it works and what parents can do.
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small explosions could be heard this morning after a home
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caught fire. fire started in the attic and moved to the garage where there was a motorcycle and gas cans. neighbors heard a lot of motions because of the gas. -- explosions because of the gas. >> when we first arrived the flames were to the middle of the driveway. >> firefighters were able to keep the fire confined to the garage. the homeowner did a good job of controlling the fire before crews arrived. in south africa testimony began in with oscar pistorius. a witness said she heard a woman screaming before the shots fired. oscar pistorius is charged in the shooting death of reeva steenkamp. he admits she shot her through a door on valentine's day last year but he says he thought she was a burglar. prosecutors say he killed reeva steenkamp following an argument. and the first witness, a
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neighbor described what she heard. >> she screamed terribly and she yelled for help. and i also heard a man screaming for help and three times he yelled for help. after her screams i heard four shots. four shots that i heard. >> oscar pistorius also faces gun charges. if convicted he could face 25 years in prison. parents want to rethink how they use baby sound machines after a study suggests they could cause hearing damage. the devices promise to help babies fall asleep but some of the machines are able to produce noise levels that exceed safe limits. an unwanted guest at a
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popular ski resort, how close a bear cub got to skiers and where the bear has been taken. >> how a homeowner chased down a prowler on foot and why police say that wasn't a great idea. >> back after the break. there is rain on the afternoon commute. we will have future cast as well. [son]hi! [mom screams]
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a homeowner refuses to let an attempted burglar get away. the homeowner chased the suspect for a mile and held him till police arrived and he spoke with ktvu's rob roth who joins us now. rob? >> reporter: the began with a call about someone in the backyard and ended after the homeowner chased the prowler down the street for almost a mile before finally catching him and handing him over to police. >> i just grabbed him from the back and put him down like this. sat on him. >> reporter: how he caught the man he saw on his security monitor friday night. he got a phone call about someone in his backyard. >> this is the footage. >> reporter: he could see a man trying to steal a bicycle and then he tried to smash the window of his door with a pump, that is when he confronted him. >> i opened the blind, what are
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you doing? you know what, i know what you are here for. >> reporter: he says she trained in martial arts followed the man out the backyard and a chase that began for a mile. >> i wasn't scared. i wasn't thinking. you know what, i don't care, he is in my backyard. >> reporter: he the chase ended when the man turned into a yard and he grabbed him. >> the cobs will take care of you. >> reporter: police arrested the man and charged him with prowling. he broke into a car in the same neighborhood earlier and while they applaud his courage they advise against chasing down suspects. >> what we are looking for is for them to give us a call and let us take the risks. it is very, very dangerous. >> gets away today, if he hid in the bush the cops won't get
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him and he will do the same thing again. >> reporter: his wife rather her husband not have chased the man but glad no one got hurt. rob roth, ktvu channel 2 news. a driver is facing charges from a low speed chase on the bay bridge. he is accused of stealing this box truck. chp said she a former employee of a trucking company that reported the truck stolen this morning. the chp says officers deployed a spike strip but the truck made it across the bridge before becoming disabled. >> he was arrested. he did try to flee. tried to get out of the truck and flee. he is in custody. we are looking at charges of stolen vehicle. >> it took 2 hours to removed
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the truck from highway 101. an injured bear cub was rescued from a ski run in south lake tahoe. staff called authority whose used darts to subdue the bear. it was taken to a care center where it was scanned. officials say the bear has no broken bones but has wounds and signs of trauma although the cause is not known. >> he should still be in hibernation but the weather is up and down we are getting chipmunks a month early, the wildlife is reacting to our drought. >> cute little guy. this isn't their first bear encounter, in january a bear dashed across a ski course. officials are looking into whether that bear was the same one today. rain is moving south and making for a nasty commute. a live look at the freeway
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through berkeley and emeryville. a sea of headlights tonight. another look at highway 4 in contra costa county. slow again. just check traffic on www.ktvu.com. couple of accidents and the rain is making things slow. >> let's bring in our chief meteorologist now and talk about how much longer it will last. >> we will get a fair amount, inch in the coastal hills but timing, timing, timing, afternoon commute. highway 4 there, the roads are wet. traffic is moving slow. we will come in close. heaviest rain on the peninsula, over by pacifica, reports in this area, pacifica, south san francisco, daily city, rain coming down strong. reports of heavy rain. piedmont, reports of rain
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there. not heavy yet. orinda light rain. concord, more light showers there. san jose area, right, this is about the north bay, looking at dry conditions. san jose right now, no reports of sprinkles yet. they should start to light up. most of the showers will be north of the san francisco airport. this system as it moves in tonight will bring scattered showers, rain totals from a half inch to quarter inch. hills maybe an inch. wednesday night system number 2, very weak, different than last week. not weak. not a widespread storm. stays north again. san jose, monterey, you will be on the south end of this. you will get some. 11:00 p.m. tonight, winding down. tomorrow morning, morning commute should be dry. afternoon commute should be dry. wednesday look goods in the morning. towards the afternoon clouds thicken up and over night
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wednesday into thursday morning it rains again. so this creates egg as for thursday -- issues for thursday morning. that is not a massive system. how much rain? well, computer model estimates, you are close on this, half inch, 3/4 in san jose. quarter inch in redwood city, san jose. that is not a lot. highs tomorrow, a warm storm. mid-60s. notice how warm it is. the five-day forecast, wednesday night, thursday deal, looks like it is all day wednesday but it is wednesday afternoon -- wednesday afternoon, clouds. most of wednesday is fine. late in the day rain comes in. early morning thursday showers and starting to look like spring. five-day forecast with your bay area weekend in view it is good. it looks like winter, like it
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is supposed to look. fair storms. okay. not big but they will help. >> great to see the new numbers on how much -- [ talking at the same time ] >> not going to move much. sorry. >> bummer. [ talking at the same time ] [ laughter ] >> thank you. california lawmaker is still making 6 figures even after charged with corruption, why he will still be bringing home the pay check. >> julie haener is here now for what we are working on for 6:00 p.m. >> the eastern span of the bay bridge is open but the tab isn't closed. the thousands of decals that need to be finished. also a change -- how one police department is leading a social media push for home grown officers. these stories and much more coming up new at 6:00 p.m. ♪
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geico motorcycle. see how much you could save. with rankled ron on leave democrats are losing their super majority, he announced his leave of absence to focus on corruption charges for bribing a undercover fbi agent. democrats no longer have a 2/3 majoritity. he doesn't think -- majority, he doesn't think it matters much. >> if there were key issues
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when the democrats needed to maintain the majority, that they were willing to put the votes on, they would not be leaving. >> republicans feel they should be suspended instead of paid leave. they are pushing for a vote today but they will still get their $95,000 a year pay. san francisco school children are helping to make crossing the street safer near their school. today was the first day of the program at the elementary school. under the superviz of a police officer -- supervision of a police officer students helped kids get to school safely and it promotes pedestrian safely in light of the number of pedestrian accidents. >> having been a crossing guard when i was in elementary school it did develop a sense of responsibility and knowledge about when to cross, how to
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cross, be defensive when you cross. >> it will be implemented at two schools in the coming weeks. if you want a bachelor's degree, complete college isn't enough. ktvu's janine de la vega looks at why they are looking at offering four year degrees. >> reporter: students showed up this morning, a small sacrifice to rally for something they believe in. >> we can raise awareness about the issue. >> reporter: these students are heading to sacramento to show their support for a proposal that allows community colleges to offer four year degrees. california needs to produce 1 million more bachelor's degrees to remayor compet -- remain
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competitive. students are participating in the rally as the march in march event where they urge lawmakers to support higher education. being able to get a bachelor's degree at a community college would allow them to save money. >> college is extremely expensive so if we open the doors we could open doors to more educational back grounds. >> reporter: if approved it would be a pilot program, they would not duplicate programs by nearby universities. >> it would not conclick. we are opening a -- conflict, we are opening a pilot program. >> reporter: students will meet with lawmakers to discuss their needs. janine de la vega, ktvu channel 2 news.
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now at 6:00 p.m. cracked bolts and water leaks are two problems we know about on the eastern span of the bay bridge, now 2 investigates obtains the list of potential problems and fixes that still need to be done. >> students wear pink to honor the memory of jenna betti who was struck and killed by a train over the weekend. the moments she shared with her boyfriend before she died. >> police take on a strategy for growing their ranks. >> making use of social media. we are going to them. >> the new ways they are seeking recruits and the battle they are facing. complete bay area news coverage starts right now, this is ktvu channel 2 news at 6:00 p.m. scattered showers are falling across the bay area right now making for a slow and slick ride home. julie haener is here now for what we are working on for 6:00 p.m. >> right to our chief meteorologist bill martin who is tracking the rain. couldn't hit at a worse time. >> great because we need the
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rain. perfect for what we need for the reservoirs but hitting on the afternoon commute. a look at the radar. it is raining. reports in antioch of rain. the entire bay area but the south bay. heavier rain around san mateo. south you will see a lot less rain. down here, morgan hill, san jose, very light rain. heaviest rain right now has been showing up on the peninsula, san francisco, marin county, piedmont, oakland. everybody getting wet. clayton and danville. livermore as well. dublin. rain showers showing up. back it out you can see that the temperatures are on am mild side. a warm storm. the afternoon commute is getting hit. this isn't a major storm but -- major storm but it will bring uta quarter inch of rain. -- bring us a quarr